Caulacanthus compressus Harvey 1860

Publication Details
Caulacanthus compressus Harvey 1860: 331

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1860). Characters of new algae, chiefly from Japan and adjacent regions, collected by Charles Wright in the North Pacific Exploring Expedition under Captain James Rodgers. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 4: 327-335.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Caulacanthus is Caulacanthus ustulatus (Turner) K├╝tzing.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gloiopeltis compressa (Harvey) H.Kawai, K.Yamamura & T.Hanyuda.

Type Information
Type locality: "Loo Choo Islands; in rock-pools." [Ryukyu Islands]; (Harvey 1860: 331) Lectotype: C. Wright; TCD; (Masuda & al. 1995: 192, fig. 1) Notes: Herbarium ncorrectly cited as "TDC" in Hanyuda et al. (2019: [4]).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), flattened, usually laterally (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 22 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 October 2019

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 October 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 25 February 2024

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